Subject Philosophy

Our aim and mission is to provide a first-class experience and academic education to our students. We have a highly ambitious culture and ethos, which encourages students to think and work independently to achieve their potential.  Students will examine historical evidence and build their skills of critical judgement and analysis.  We aim to inspire students by examining events and people from the past.

The History Department

There are 4 members of staff in our History department, who have a broad range of experiences and expertise.

The department consists of:

Head of Department - Mrs H Beveridge

Mr P Prendergast

Mrs D Evans

Mrs F Ashraf

History Curriculum

Key Stage 3

The Key Stage 3 curriculum has been designed to introduce students to the study of history.  It progressively covers and links to the skills and knowledge required for Key Stage 4, and provides pupils with an understanding of British and wider world history.

Key Stage 4

At Key Stage 4, pupils follow the Edexcel GCSE History course:

https://qualifications.pearson.com/en/qualifications/edexcel-gcses/history-

2016.html The course develops and extends their knowledge and understanding of key events, periods and societies in local, British, and wider world history. Pupils engage in historical enquiry to develop as independent learners and as critical thinkers. Pupils will study Crime and punishment c100-pressent, Elizabethan England, American West and finish with a depth study of USA covering Civil Rights Movement and Vietnam. The course also helps to develop an awareness of why people, events and ideas have been accorded historical significance, and how and why different interpretations have been constructed about them.

Useful Links

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zc4cwmn - BBC Bitesize:  Quizzes and explanation of many of the topics we have studied (only use the relevant ones for our course)

https://www.gcsepod.com/ - There are lots of useful videos on here for Crime and Punishment, Elizabethan England and Vietnam.